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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 08:30 PM
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Dragging a front brake in a corner changes the direction of force the front tire sees.
No brake, tire sees force roughly perpendicular to the direction of travel.
Add some brake moves that angle forward.
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Tire contact patch is oval in shape, narrowest perpendicular to the sidewalls.

Moving the angle forward exposes more patch to the road.


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I did my first group ride in Illinois, after having moved here from Ohio, and one of the guys I talked with over breakfast was very familiar with the front brakes function in trail braking, but he also mentioned that there are not a lot of occasions where you really need to use it on the street.

During today's ride I also got more familiar with doing the 2-finger approach with front brake lever and throttle and, after 20 or 30 occasions, I realized how natural the movement feels.
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I did my first group ride in Illinois, after having moved here from Ohio, and one of the guys I talked with over breakfast was very familiar with the front brakes function in trail braking, but he also mentioned that there are not a lot of occasions where you really need to use it on the street.

During today's ride I also got more familiar with doing the 2-finger approach with front brake lever and throttle and, after 20 or 30 occasions, I realized how natural the movement feels.
May I ask what part of Illinois you moved too?
I am near Peoria in Washington Illinois
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My personal method is to feather the front brake then let off as I feather the rear brake once I enter the turn... Once I pass through the apex I roll the throttle. Of course these days I'm not in too big of a hurry, and I don't try to scrape the pegs any longer...
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May I ask what part of Illinois you moved too?
I am near Peoria in Washington Illinois
I live in Naperville.
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